Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!! Scroll down and view these pics from the bottom up as they are in reverse chronological order. I am too tired to change that. We killed off most of our day at the zoo, feeding the birds.

Love to all!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Arrivals

Meet Boots and Daisy. The boys are in LOVE. Anna has inquired at least 345 times as to the location of HER kitty so we pacified her with a cookie.

Love to all!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dear Genius....

I don't know what brilliant mind invented these things...but I would REALLY like to shake that person's hand.

These odd looking little seats on a stick will spin a willing child in circles for hours with no help at all from any parental unit. If you have ever taken more than one child to a playground and/or the words, "Push me!" strike terror in your heart then you know of what I speak.

Pure genius. If you ever meet him/her, point him/her in my direction.

This is an awesome new playground recently built near us. LOADS of fun.

Am I the only who thinks this picture would be near perfect were it not for the big old wad of goose poo on Anna's shoe?

Love to all!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


This evening we engaged in a rather frank discussion with our beloved boys regarding family unity, life choices and the resulting consequences.

It was one of those parenting moments you wish you did not have to experience but at the same time a moment that was warranted.

The boys went to bed subdued yet thoughtful.

Jesse and I felt rather good about our discussion.

That is until I put Anna to bed. Anna and I have a nightly routine of cuddling in her rocking chair before she moves to her crib. Every night as I move her to her bed she reminds me not to mess up her blanky. She is VERY particular about the arrangement of her beloved blanky. It must cover her toes JUST SO or she insists that it be removed and rearranged.

And usually this little quirk is a-ok with me. I enjoy her little personality immensely.

Tonight, however, instead of gently reminding me not to mess up her blanky she furrowed her brow, shook her finger and me and stated firmly, "I yam sick and tioued of you messing up my bwanky mommmy."

We might have succeeded in curbing the boys' behavior but we have, apparently, simultaneously created a monster in our little Anna.


Because I can't POSSIBLY leave a post that is about nothing other than my children's' questionable behavior, I have included a few pictures from our recent trip to our favorite local pumpkin patch. This is actually a farmer's market/nursery but they have such awesome, fun, FREE activities every fall. Unfortunately my camera batteries died long before we wrapped up our visit but I was able to take a few cute pictures first.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Greetings from the S house!

I thought I would pop on and share some recent pictures with you as I don't really have anything particularly interesting to say.

This first picture is now Anna spent part of her Saturday. Taking her baby for a ride on her caterpillar; Isn't she a terrific little mommy?

The slide show below is from our zoo trip late last week. Anna and I decided that her darling zoo themed jumper would be just the outfit for the trip. What do you think?

I especially like this outfit because most zoo pictures tend to be taken from behind and it has that CUTE little monkey back there!

Yes, I know I sound rather trite. But honestly, most of our days revolve around work and school so cute clothes and a trip to the zoo are a FABULOUS distraction!

Anyhoo the rest of the pictures are below. We are spending a fabulous, dreary weekend just laying around the house in our PJs relaxing in front of a roaring fire.

Life is good. Busy but good. Love to all

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Isaac!

7 YEARS OLD. Our sweet, sensitive, selective, cautious, passionate, caring, loving little guy is SEVEN YEARS OLD.

WHERE does the time go?

I planned to scan and post a picture of our sweet boy as a baby but my love/hate relationship with my scanner has blossomed into a full blown hate/hate relationship. I hate it and it hates me. Stupid machine.

Isaac started his day by informing his Aunt Esther that, "I feel different and can run faster now that I am seven." He also informed me that none of his socks fit anymore, he needs new ones because his feet grew when he turned seven.


We took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch this afternoon. This yearly excursion is another of our favorite traditions. The pumpkins are HUGE this year! We have been visiting this farm for years and have never found pumpkins this big. Jesse is going to have to start carving this weekend if he has any hope of converting these puppies into his usual works of Halloween art.

Here comes another stream of pictures. I know I have been rather lazy about my picture posting methods lately, but it's Fall and anything other than work, taking care of Anna and helping the boys with school take a backseat in my world in the Fall.

I particularly like the picture of Nathan feeding the goat whilst standing next to the sign that explicitly forbids feeding of the animals.

That's my boy.